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Braves manager Gonzalez planning to experiment with lineups more in 2015

ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez filled out 101 unique lineup cards during the 2014 season, not including pitching changes. His most common lineup was used on 10 separate occasions over the course of 162 games. That's plenty of day-to-day alterations, and yet Gonzalez was among the most conservative managers in baseball when it came to lineup changes. Of the 30 MLB teams...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez is safe while others are not so lucky

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return in 2015 for his fifth season with the team, while some of his coaching counterparts on the staff were not so lucky. Gonzalez will get at least one more go-around with the Braves Out is assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher, who shared the same fate of hitting coach Greg Walker, who resigned earlier this...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fredi Gonzalez to return as Braves manager for 2015

While general manager Frank Wren was let go by the Atlanta Braves, the same fate will not fall on manager Fredi Gonzalez. Interim general manager John Hart announced on Friday that Gonzalez would return for the 2015 season for a fifth season at the helm of the Braves. During Gonzalez’s time as the Braves manager the team has twice been to the playoffs and has won one divisionalâ...
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, coaches in limbo during GM search

  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that no decisions have been made yet about his coaching staff's future. Interim general manager John Hart said he and Gonzalez met Wednesday and ''looked at all facets of the club, and we talked a lot about staff.'' Hart said he doesn't know that any moves are ''imminent.'' Gonzalez added that he believes ''in the next couple...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves use Frank Wren as the fall guy for Fredi Gonzalez’s sins

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves made the move that we all expected for awhile now – they fired general manager Frank Wren, who has put together a team that has fallen out of the playoff race in recent weeks. But Atlanta’s follow-up move was quizzical – they named adviser John Hart as the interim GM, and stated that Hart, team president John Schuerholz, and Hall of Fame manager...
Via Bloguin Best
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Braves?

Fredi Gonzalez Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang All season, we have known how bad the Texas Rangers have been. We also know that they have an excuse — injuries has killed that team and since they have been good the past couple of years, they kind of get a mulligan, though it might be unfair. So what exactly is the Atlanta Braves (75-75) excuse for getting swept by a Rangers ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves axe Fredi Gonzalez?

As the days in the 2014 regular season dwindle down, the Atlanta Braves find themselves fighting to stay alive in the tight NL Wild Card race. The situation is still unsettled after Saturday, as Atlanta remains 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final playoff spot. The team’s recent struggles, which includes being...
September 06, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chopcast: Braves pitching leads to another successful road swing

There's not a manager in baseball relying more on his starting rotation than Fredi Gonzalez right now. The Atlanta Braves' starting rotation has accounted for 117 innings pitched this season, third-most among all MLB clubs. But the two teams ahead of them in terms of workload, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, have both played an extra game due to the rainout in Philadelphia...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's enhanced replay set to go under Spring Training microscope

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Braves fans shouldn't be concerned if manager Fredi Gonzalez steps out of character and engages in multiple on-field arguments with umpires during the exhibition season. There's a method to his madness. For the first time in history, Major League Baseball will institute a comprehensive Instant Replay system for its North American slate of regular-season...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves extend contracts of GM Wren, manager Gonzalez

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After announcing long-term extensions for multiple Atlanta Braves players over the past few weeks, the organization set its sights on management. The contracts of general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez were recently extended, the team announced Wednesday morning. Braves president John Schuerholz declined to reveal the terms of the deals,...
Via Fox Sports South
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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